What to Watch This Weekend: The Walking Dead Lurches Back, Grammys, Girls and More

Saturday Night Live - Season 38On TV this weekend: Justin Bieber spends his Saturday Night in Studio 8H, The Grammys rock on, Walking Dead stagger back onto the schedule, Matt Damon’s in the House and Syfy brings Blood & Chrome. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.


8 pm Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (ABC) | The Peanuts gang celebrates Cupid and all his trappings in this 1975 special. (A Charlie Brown Valentine follows at 8:30 pm.)

9 pm The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family (CBS) | Using behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, this special examines how producers scrambled to retool the 2012 Grammy Awards in the wake of Whitney Houston’s death fewer than 24 hours before the event.

9 pm Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel) | Candace asks Buford to stop the boys’ invention from disappearing so she can bust them; too much caffeine gives Doofenshmirtz an evil boost.

10 pm An Idiot Abroad: Lost Luggage (Science) | Karl Pilkington’s journey to India gets the director’s-commentary treatment, with never-before-seen footage and even more complaints from the Idiot himself.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Justin Bieber [insert ear-splitting girly screams here] pulls double duty as host and musical guest.


7 pm-midnight General Hospital Supercouple Marathon (SOAPnet) | This five-hour special features Port Charles’ favorite power pairs, as voted on by fans. Frisco and Felicia?  Sonny and Brenda? Luke and Laura? Corey and Rosa? Tune in to find out who won.

PREVIEW | The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy and American Dad Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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8 pm The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS) | The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Fun., The Lumineers, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Sting and Frank Ocean are among the acts scheduled to perform at the annual celebration of the past year’s music. NCIS: Los Angeles‘ LL Cool J hosts.

8 pm BAFTA Awards 2013 (BBC America) | Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty vie for best picture at Britain’s annual film awards.

8 pm Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (Syfy) | This prequel movie (which debuted as a web series) takes place during the first Cylon war, when a young William Adama and his co-pilot find themselves on a pivotal mission with an enigmatic passenger. Luke Pasqualino (Skins) and Ben Cotton (Hellcats) star.

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9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Midseason premiere: twd episode 9 blogRick tries to rescue a member of his group, while back at Woodbury, a recent attack and new guests are cause for concern. (Stay tuned after for the return of Talking Dead at 10 pm.)

9 pm Revenge (ABC) | Jack and Amanda get married and then — based on this promo and this preview – things go south fast.

9 pm Shameless (Showtime) | Jimmy learns his parents are getting divorced and his dad is gay.

9 pm Downton Abbey (PBS) | Two hours: A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched.

9 pm Girls (HBO) | Patrick Wilson (A Gifted Man) makes his debut as a handsome, 42-year-old doctor whom Hannah finds very attractive. Hmm, that wouldn’t be because of his steady job, savings account and general not-Adam-ness, would it, Hannah?

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10 pm House of Lies (Showtime) | Movie star Matt Damon, playing a heightened version of himself, calls on Marty to help him enhance his image.

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  1. Alyssa says:

    What about the NCIS “Tiva” Marathon on Sunday? :)

  2. Cath says:

    Is Bieber old enough to stay up that late?? He’s an ass. Wonder what he’ll wear with the new dress codes on the Grammy’s.

    • icywinter2 says:

      He is an idiot, and a fool. Bieber will just embaress himself even more being on SNL. He has zero acting talent and can’t be funny. The only thing this idiot will do is act even more stupid that he already is.

      Pathetic, the spoiled brat won’t win another grammy either. The grammy’s are a joke as well..

      Bieber needs to grow up and stop acting like a complete idiot.

    • guest says:

      yep, I wish Bieber would go back to school instead of polluting the airwaves. (based on some comments he needs more school..desperately)

  3. Leondre says:

    The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, American Dad, Once Upon a Time, Revenge.

  4. Pat says:

    Stop trying to make ‘Girls’ happen.

  5. Tran says:

    Bieber on SNL & Downton Abbey

    • icywinter2 says:

      Why would you even want to watch that idiot on SNL, He can’t act or be funny. The whole thing he knows how to act is like an a complete idiot. SNL really must be that desperate for ratings to get this untalented brat on this show.

      Ratings will only drop, he’s pathetic. SNL needs to stop casting dumb pop stars, and cast comedians.

      • Mike says:

        Unfortunately, as much as I wish you were right, ratings will undoubtedly increase, since all the huge Bieber fans will be staying up past their bedtime with their parents to watch this.

        • icywinter2 says:

          I feel for the parents, having to sit through that and watch this idiot. I’m surprised this brat has fans still, I thought every annoying fan moved onto that british boy band.. Who in their right mind would want to stay up to watch Bieber act like a fool, not me.. The fans should be studying instead of watching him. Education is more important than watching some lame pop star.

  6. Carm says:

    What about Once upon A Time???? On Sunday?

  7. Mike says:

    The Walking Dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I will also be watching Once and hate-watching SNL.

  8. Jay says:

    I wish FOX would hurry up and start their damned cartoons already! That’s what I want to watch on Saturday night.

  9. Andy says:

    OUAT and Revenge

  10. ollie says:

    ouat ,revenge. does anybody even care about the grammys anymore?

  11. Mel says:

    The Walking Dead Maraton all weekend long. Downtown Abbey, Once Upon a Time, and Shameless on DVR. Fortunately I missed the whole Bieber phenomenon so I couldn’t care less about SNL.

  12. DONNA says:

    I can not wait to see “THE WALKING DEAD”….. I LOVE THIS SHOW!

  13. Leslie says:

    Once, Downton, The Walking Dead. Great night of TV!

  14. Juan says:

    Very happy revenge is back, also OUAT

  15. mia says:

    Downton + OUAT!!!

  16. Bark Star says:

    Don’t bother with Blood & Crome. Unlike BSG, B&C is really crap.

  17. iMember says:

    OUAT, Revenge, The Walking Dead later, and DVR’ing Downton Abbey. Sunday nights are rocking again! Really anxious for Revenge and TWD tonight though!